Gary Lineker's brilliant, heartfelt tribute to Diego Maradona

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A heartfelt tribute from Gary Lineker to the one and only Diego Maradona, including a lovely story that sums up the Argentine's true genius.
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25 nov 2020




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Michael Wein
Michael Wein Giorno fa
Maradona is totally overrated. Had he been here today, CR7 would surely have overshined him by miles. The same goes for Pele, by the way. Football was not as skillfull,physical or athleticly demanding as it is today.
Hussein Hussein
Hussein Hussein Giorno fa
There are footballers and then there are footballers then there is Diego...or to us he is just D10S !!!
J DH87
J DH87 2 giorni fa
Bang .. Bang
irish1 2 giorni fa
Absolutely nice guy Gary is. No cards in his lifetime. What a advertisment for football
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando 5 giorni fa
Top lad Gary.
Jaime Rivera
Jaime Rivera 10 giorni fa
Maradona, always my hero!!!
TurtleBurger 10 giorni fa
3 months man... time is going so fast and so many of my heros are passing away... this is bullshit. Im scared of people like John Rhys-Davies going soon also.
A 11 giorni fa
Gary Lineker is a virtue signalling puppet. RIP Maradona 🙏
David Graham
David Graham 11 giorni fa
The spectacle of seeing Gary Lineker heaping praise on such a drug addict cheat is disgraceful.
dan9876 Giorno fa
typical english sore h..e even after so many years. They can't appreciate a genius even if they see one. Good lad Lineker, as Russell Brand said "... try to nurture our own gifts and CELEBRATE THE GIFTS OF OTHERS."
Carlos Campos garcia
Josh Davies
Josh Davies 12 giorni fa
Lineker = champagne socialist
Ziad Baqlava
Ziad Baqlava 12 giorni fa
Maradona and pele are the best look back then the ball was worse the pitch is worse not same level of technology and training
Mohamed Abdelkader
Mohamed Abdelkader 13 giorni fa
Gary Lineker is the definition of An English Gentleman!!!
Richard Smith
Richard Smith 14 giorni fa
Talk about skill and achievements, but the character to have constantly got back up after assault after assault. He used to get attacked and he's still pick the ball up and drive at his man. Inspirational courage.
G S 15 giorni fa
Gary we will come to that decision later linekar
Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones 15 giorni fa
Came here for Diego, left in fits by Crouch’s ‘tache😂😂😂😂
Parramatta 15 giorni fa
Can't stand Gary Lineker normally but he does tell a good story
Danyal One
Danyal One 17 giorni fa
Truly for me the greatest footballer of all time. Diego Armando Maradona!
Stoyko Enev
Stoyko Enev 18 giorni fa
Lineker said straightright,whatsever, the best ever !
Broceliande Forest
Broceliande Forest 21 giorno fa
Couldn't go a minute without mentioning Messi again.
Westbourne Park
Westbourne Park 20 giorni fa
messi one of the very few modern players who can be used as an analogy to maradona
Traski Traskola
Traski Traskola 24 giorni fa
Couldn’t resist a dig. Diego is 100 Gary linekers🖕🖕🖕🖕
Bill Corrie
Bill Corrie 26 giorni fa
Gary Lineker. "heartfelt"??? He is too far up his own arse to see anything but the (questional) reality of his own opinion
Rod Wilkins
Rod Wilkins 26 giorni fa
BBC hypocrite applauds a druggie cheat. Well worth the licence fee alone ( for the mugs who pay it ).
ben trem
ben trem 27 giorni fa
A man with a moral vacuum.....A very tardy human being.
River Plate Campeón
Goat Maradona. Goat Messi . We love soccer ❤❤
DJ Paulie Gee
Oh my God Madonna has died, loved her music, like a virgin was my favorite ♥️🥴♥️🥴♥️
Mauro chino
Mauro chino Mese fa
Diego Armando Maradona the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of the best of all times
Relenter O
Relenter O Mese fa
It's weird seeing him paying a tribute to Maradona despite the fact that Maradona cheated and knocked out England's best squad since the 1960's out of the World Cup.
Ahmed El-sharif
This is so romantic.
Martin Leguizamon
Gary gran jugador gran ser humano abrazo crackkk y gracias por querer a diego 👏
Eric Muñoz
Eric Muñoz Mese fa
Todos, todos amábamos al Diego, grande ídolo.
kevin omalley
Great tribute.yes it would have been ok to applaud
micheal harrison
seriously? the man was an out and out ,blatant cheating druggie.
Youcef Belbina
I love these stories from Gary❤️
Steven Upton
Steven Upton Mese fa
its hard to plan to mark a guy taking performance enhancing drugs , who hand balls it into the net
J DH87
J DH87 Mese fa
Leni Gonzalez
Este tipo es, literalmente, un caballero inglés. Sos un maestro, Gary. Y no lo digo porque hable con tanta admiración y respeto sobre Diego. Es una buena persona, un jugador que terminó su carrera sin que le hayan sacado una sola amarilla siquiera, en ningún partido. En ninguno! Amable, conciliador, un buen tipo ♥️
jorge pimentel
Y un LETAL número 9, con físico y técnica de mediocampista, pero si le tirabas una pelota a la cama a la 3 de la madrugada, se despertaba y definía.
Pablo Fernandez
Traducción please in spanish ?! 🇦🇷
Mystic Produce
Gracias Gary ❤️!
sebastian alegria
Gary, like Maradona belonged to a golden generation composed by fantastic football players, and one of them was Diego. He's famous to this day by the Hand of God in that football match Argentina - England in Mexico 86'.
Maximus Murphius
Rex Diego ! RIP !
KeepEmCommin 2 mesi fa
He's a goon
Adam Anderson
Adam Anderson 2 mesi fa
I tried to do the thing that Mara tried to do but failed. Rip Diego 💙🤍🇦🇷
Shane Kelley
Shane Kelley 2 mesi fa
Maradonna. Cheat. FULL STOP.
Shubham Sahai
Shubham Sahai 2 mesi fa
Great tribute from a true sportsman! Thanks for the memories Maradona, thanks for a wonderful tribute Gary Linekar!
joseph 2 mesi fa
the key point here, which lineker doesn't express clearly here, is that the ball 'comes down' but bounces before maradona helps it back up with a kick. some people may think maradona just kicks it back up without the ball hitting the ground first. that would be impossible and perhaps that's what these pundit players are thinking as lineker doesn't make it clear - lineker just says and it came back down. letting the ball bounce first is far more possible. i'd say the likes of messi and others would master that no problem, if it's not something they do naturally.
Abby 30
Abby 30 2 mesi fa
@joseph if it was normal and others could do it, then he wouldn't mention it. As for other greats, they haven't done it, so when they do we will applaud them. And also, he did it with an 80s ball, not today's lighter balls.
joseph 2 mesi fa
@Abby 30 was that his key point - is that why he stated that bit at the end of his story as an afterthought. that's a good time to make a key point. he went to great length to convey what maradona did with the ball but left it unclear. what maradona did with the ball was good skill, which pele, messi, george best, kinkladze would surely have no problem doing. the english players who tried to do it, of course they didn't manage a feat of exceptional skill as they were not one of the greats. although, if they practiced it enough like maradona, their three tries would turn into more very soon. in fact, lineker is so in awe of maradona, i think he was fooled into thinking maradona did hit the ball up before it hit the ground. as that really is the way lineker describes it here, very misleadingly, without intending to. he is just starstruck. maradona is great and i'm a fan but he did not do the impossible and there other great players who have a touch to equal his, though each touch of the great players is subtly different in style to the others.
Abby 30
Abby 30 2 mesi fa
But the key point is that no other player was able to do it!
Jett Z85
Jett Z85 2 mesi fa
2:01 yes exactly....
Jake Swan
Jake Swan 2 mesi fa
Maradona The Best of the Best Rest in Peace!
axoram 2 mesi fa
Lineker grande campione e grande uomo , saluti dall'Italia , rip Diego , rip Paolo🧡
José Villaró
José Villaró 2 mesi fa
Gary is a gentleman
Jem 2 mesi fa
Well said Gary. Bst player i have ever seen, including Messi and Georgie Best, and Im Irish
Indi Bhart
Indi Bhart 2 mesi fa
He was sadly fouled by his opposition many times...these days the Red Card would have been shown!!!! I will be producing a list of Fowler’s shortly!!! 😀
Indi Bhart
Indi Bhart 2 mesi fa
The best!!!!
Ray Smith
Ray Smith 2 mesi fa
Maradonna. RIP. Loved the song ' Like a virgin' .
TT 97
TT 97 2 mesi fa
2:02 Owen's face says it all
TNK Sports Agency
Gary always brilliant ,spot on, greetings from Uruguay
Dyn y Jawa
Dyn y Jawa 2 mesi fa
If FIFA had the same rules as cycling he woulda been stripped of his World Cup medal.
David M
David M 2 mesi fa
This is priceless. My eternal respect to both Lineker and Maradona.
Tim Vercruysen
Tim Vercruysen 2 mesi fa
My grandpa comes from naples and he sais that Maradona was more important for him than everyone and that hé Saw a match of himwhere hè scores twice and he was like a God for them we Will mis him
Nick 2 mesi fa
Fuc off ya dog Gary L. Where's ya refugee ??
Nick 2 mesi fa
@Generic Person Up linekers back door just like his hypocrisy is clown
Generic Person
Generic Person 2 mesi fa
Where’s your spelling
Jim Clawley
Jim Clawley 2 mesi fa
How would Gary know what it’s like? He was never in his own half
Gabriel Vita
Gabriel Vita 2 mesi fa
My respect for Gary, he really feel admiration for Diego. Regards from Argentina.
Sigit Prabowo
Sigit Prabowo 2 mesi fa
What a tribute from Gary, we will miss Maradona so much. What Gary has said about England team vs Maradona, I think it's an honest explanation. Even the Italians tried so hard to stop him, as we all know they had many legendary defenders
Lobo Suelto
Lobo Suelto 2 mesi fa
Boca Juniors.. ❤🇦🇷 .......⚽......10.
Bodhi Dasgupta
Bodhi Dasgupta 2 mesi fa
Gary Linekar is such a wonderful orator.. he made us visualize the goal so wonderfully..
kim kee
kim kee 2 mesi fa
The woke one relativising cheating ...
straightfacts 2 mesi fa
Gary is not only a great player with no red cards, but also a true British Gentleman.
Bob Bobbin
Bob Bobbin 2 mesi fa
Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid 2 mesi fa
Petite dynamite genius. Rip Maradona. 🙏
Daniel Llanos
Daniel Llanos 2 mesi fa
My respect for Gary Lineker , the best player of England's football. Really !!
Nico Daglio
Nico Daglio 2 mesi fa
My god, what a pleasure is listening to Gary. Such a humble, clear man. Respect.
E Quint
E Quint 2 mesi fa
i lost mij idool
Ludwig Fischer
Ludwig Fischer 2 mesi fa
Without Drugs. Maradona will be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi together.
lecocos 2 mesi fa
Gracias Gary por tus palabras, emocionantes recuerdos con Maradona. Un gran abrazo de un argentino que te admira!
Thomas Deierling
In terms of ability of handling the Ball, he was the best ever
Yonah 2 mesi fa
Very touching amazing. I still feel his loss for some reason 🙏
Egzon Salihu
Egzon Salihu 2 mesi fa
Maradona is the best player of football in the world of all the time. RIP Maradona ❤️🔟⚽️
obj jr
obj jr 2 mesi fa
despues de ver el documental es exactamente todo como lo conto jaja
Hussein Hussein
Hussein Hussein 2 mesi fa
Words fail me !!!!! Diego forever
ياسر العمري
Maradona's ability is much better than Pele's ability in Football ....
David O'brien
David O'brien 2 mesi fa
I still think England should of man marked him in that game,I was stunned when I only recently discovered they had no special plans for maradonna that day,man marking does and has worked many times against great players,and yes I know he was a genius and it may not of worked,but then again it might of,Robson should of picked his fittest best tackler and had his team prepare him to stick to maradonna like glue every single move he made in that match
Stuart Kelly
Stuart Kelly 2 mesi fa
I got the feeling that Maradona thought Lineker was a deuchbag when he met him, he was mocking him, Maradona wouldnt like people like Lineker
Sadif Rahman
Sadif Rahman 2 mesi fa
Great way to pay your tribute Gary
Alejandro Cardozo
Gary Lineker BIG GENTLEMAN! Respectfully yours from Uruguay!!
Richard Moonstone
Pele is no doubt the best and greatest football player ever, but also possibly the greatest sporting phenomenon ever to grace this earth, especially in terms of achievements, and here's why. I'm sorry, until any player can win 3 world cups and almost 4, and change how a sport is played, reinventing the game completely, and be so influential to a country that had never won a world cup to help them win at the age of seventeen for the first time, coming from poverty to dominate everything about the game and then have every player after and since him including Maradona and Messi copying him and trying to match him in style of play and achievements to this day, until another player is even close to this, Pele is no doubt not only the best football player ever, but possibly the biggest sporting phenomenon ever. And there is a reason for this. Both his right and left foot could do anything with the ball and we're just as good as eachother as a fact, not metaphorically speaking and no other player, not even Maradona or Messi have been blessed with this weapon, most especially to this degree. Watch how from outside the box, Pele strikes the ball with equal accuracy and power to score his goals, there is no other great that can do that. And yes he achieved all he did at a time when not just poverty, but racism at great extremes was against him, and at a time fouling brutally was allowed even more ruthlessly than in Maradona's time, and yes the pitches were even worse.
Abby 30
Abby 30 2 mesi fa
But pele had the best players in the world in his team. Maradona won trophies with mediocre teams, that's why Maradona is the greatest!
JJ B 2 mesi fa
"until any player can win 3 world cups and almost 4, and change how a sport is played, reinventing the game completely,".... and "Pele is no doubt not only the best football player ever, but possibly the biggest sporting phenomenon ever"... and so on... Propaganda victim with a rigged hero... Hulk does not exist. Pelé was not even the best football player of his generation.
Ralph Figaro
Ralph Figaro 2 mesi fa
Diego was the golden ball winner of the 86 world cup the best player. Lot of people doesn't know that Gary linaker was the golden boot winner being the top scorer of that same world cup.
JJ B 2 mesi fa
Yes, Lineker (6) scored one more goal than Maradona (5).
Shubham Sahai
Shubham Sahai 2 mesi fa
Brilliant heartfelt tribute by Linekar.. Rest in peace Maradona! Thanks for the wonderful memories!
Emily An
Emily An 2 mesi fa
Gary Lineker is a very British Gentleman....I love UK because there are people like him...Thanks!
Emily An
Emily An 2 mesi fa
Great tribute Gary, love how the younger pundits are asking questions on him and in awh of his ability.
Emily An
Emily An 2 mesi fa
Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time
joe pesci
joe pesci 2 mesi fa
He walked more than 3 steps, why talking good about maradroga at any cost???He wasn't that great football player
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo 2 mesi fa
He was a cheater, but a great footballer no doubt. Not the best though.
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo 2 mesi fa
Every 1 acting like they was his friend people die all the time
clayton jackson
clayton jackson 2 mesi fa
The Definition of the word HERO! MARADONA!!!
Fabio Pascali
Fabio Pascali 2 mesi fa
Maradona, God, Lineker, gentleman ever
Emily An
Emily An 2 mesi fa
Maradona a footballing God.
Jack Flash
Jack Flash 2 mesi fa
Linekar : worthy winner of the golden boot award at the 86 cup , something Marodona couldn't achieve.
James Goddard
James Goddard 2 mesi fa
That actually is impossible! Owens face says it all! R.I.P Diego! Absolute legend!
Julian Dicks
Julian Dicks 2 mesi fa
pollo frito :v
pollo frito :v 2 mesi fa
Hablas español porq no entiendo nada:'-/
Niall Cnoc
Niall Cnoc 2 mesi fa
Lineker restoring some English respectability after Peter Shilton’s disgraceful behaviour last week.
sasarasasarasa 2 mesi fa
So much CLASS from Gary. Respect. 👌👏
sasarasasarasa 2 mesi fa
@Cassie Lineker was very good but call him "genius" is little bit too much 😂
Cassie 2 mesi fa
play in world cup and he was absoloutly a genius with ball .and was clean in the game not like maradonna
daisyroot Lady
daisyroot Lady 2 mesi fa
line aker has everything planned thats how he makes his profit. he should be working for tabloids, that is his big misfortune , only he'd be afraid of his tail being stepped on
Cassie 2 mesi fa
Champions League is boring and predictable! Format change is needed.
irishcowboy42 2 mesi fa
Lots of respect for Lineker on this one, Diego was the greatest of all, it just wasn't all about the football. The humility about himself and the respect for his teammates, the love for his country all added to his icon status. The hand of God goal, give me a break, Diego was 5'5 inches tall and Shilton was supposedly 6'0 foot and he beat him with his hand to the ball, fcuk off and own up to it Peter.
Alex Martin-Schael
Fantastic tribute, very touching.
Ricardo Delgado
Ricardo Delgado 2 mesi fa
Gracias Gary, un verdadero caballero y un cra también. De vos, esto significa mucho.
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